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BODC Cruise Metadata Report for Celtic Explorer (45CE) cruise CE10005

Introduction

This report collates information from the BODC cruise inventory and oceanographic databases. It presents

Cruise Inventory Information

Long name Celtic Explorer (45CE) cruise CE10005
Short name CE10005
Objectives and Narrative The principal objective was to maintain the Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) observatory infrastructure. The main components of this are:

1. A large ODAS buoy mooring (PAP 1) with real time telemetry and multiple underwater and meteorological sensors. The buoy and sensor frame will be recovered and most of the sensors and telemetry systems replaced, before redeployment.
2. A sediment trap mooring (PAP 3). This mooring will be recovered and replaced with a new one.
3. A Bathysnap camera lander. To be recovered and replaced.

Associated work will include CTD sensor calibration dips and deployment of 2 ARGO floats. The work proposed will be vital to maintaining the long-standing time-series measurements at this site, and will also provide critical feedback on sensor and mooring design performance. This cruise was originally conceived as a key component of the MODOO (MOdular Deep Ocean Observatory) ESONET demonstration project http://www.modoo.info/. The main part of this project was a BoBo lander belonging to NIOZ that was deployed at the same time as the ODAS buoy in June 2010. This lander should have been recovered during CE10005 to obtain in-situ data from the lander and to assess the performance of the acoustic telemetry system. Unfortunately, the lander appears to have suffered an implosion shortly after deployment, and one objective of this cruise will now be to attempt to communicate with the lander's acoustic releases.
An ancillary task led by Marine Institute (MI) involves the collection of samples as part of the Marine Biodiscovery project in NUI, Galway. The aim of this research is to investigate the possibility that phytoplankton species in Irish waters can produce biologically active compounds (bioactives) of significance for use as human medicines.
Ship Celtic Explorer
Departure Port Milford Haven, United Kingdom
Departure Date 2010-09-16
Arrival Port Galway, Ireland
Arrival Date 2010-09-22
Principal Scientist(s) Jonathan Michael Campbell (National Oceanography Centre, Southampton)
Responsible Organisation Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Institute of Biogeosciences, Marine Research Institute, Reykjavik
Associated Project(s) Oceans 2025 Theme 10: Porcupine Abyssal Plain ocean observatory/EuroSITES (MODOO-ESONET)
IHB Sea Areas Visited Celtic Sea
Marsden Squares Visited 146
Work Area Description Porcupine Abyssal Plain
Work Area Bounding Polygon 40N,20W; 50N,20W; 50N,10W; 40N,10W; 40N,20W
Southern Limit 40N
Northern Limit 50N
Western Limit 20W
Eastern Limit 10W

Cruise Inventory Datasets

Physical oceanography  
CTD stations Quantity: number of stations = 4
Description: CTD Casts  
Water bottle stations Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Chemical oceanography  
Carbon dioxide Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Biology and fisheries  
Particulate organic matter (inc POC, PON) Quantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: 200micron zooplankton net - 200 -0m  
Phytobenthos Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Phytoplankton Quantity: number of stations = 1
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water Bottle Stations  
Primary productivity Quantity: number of stations = 3
Description: Water Bottle Stations  

Cruise Inventory Mooring/Buoy Operations

Latitude Longitude Data type Description
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Carbon dioxide PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Current meters PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
48° 59' N 16° 29' W Current meters PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) Deployed 20 Sep 10
49° 0' N 16° 29' W Current meters PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) Recovered 18 Sep 10.
49° 1' N 16° 23' W Neutrally buoyant floats ARGO float 3905 deployed 18 Sep 10
49° 1' N 16° 24' W Neutrally buoyant floats ARGO float 3906 deployed 20 Sep 10
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Nitrate PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Optics (eg underwater light levels) PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Other dissolved gases PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Oxygen PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
49° 0' N 16° 22' W Phytoplankton pigs (eg chlorophyll, fluorescence) PAP1 Buoy with sensors at 30m Sensors recovered 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor, Satlantic OCR-507 radiance sensor, McLane Zooplankton Sampler, NOCS Osmo sampler Sensors deployed 19 Sep 10: NAS3X nitrate analyser, Satlantic ISUS V3 nitrate analyser, Pro-Oceanus CO2 concentration, Pro-Oceanus GTD, Aanderaa Seaguard RCM with Optode, WETLabs FLNTUSB fluorometer, Seabird microCAT SBE 37IMP, Satlantic OCR-507 irradiance sensor
48° 59' N 16° 29' W Sediment traps PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) Deployed 20 Sep 10
49° 0' N 16° 29' W Sediment traps PAP3: Sediment Trap (3 x McLane - 21 cup) 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m), RCM current meters 1 x 3000m, 1 x 3050m, 1 at 100mab (4740m) Recovered 18 Sep 10.
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zoobenthos PAP 4: Bathysnap, time lapse camera, on sea bed, Deployed 20 Sep 10.
49° 0' N 16° 27' W Zoobenthos PAP 4: Bathysnap, time lapse camera, on sea bed, Recovered 18 Sep 10.

Summary of BODC Data Holdings for the Cruise

National Oceanographic Database

Summary

# Series Instrument Description Parameters
1 In-situ dissolved gas analyser Date and time
Dissolved concentration parameters for other gases in the water column
Partial pressure (pCO2) and fugacity (fCO2) of carbon dioxide in the water column
Reference numbers

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

Full List

BODC Reference Instrument Description Date/Time Location  
1839401 In-situ dissolved gas analyser 2010-09-21 12:00Z to 2011-01-11 12:00Z 48° 59' N, 16° 22' W Click for more

Project Database

# Events Gear Type Parameters Held
1 CTD frame plus rosette sampler Salinity of the water column
2 Instrument mooring

Note: Parameter terms are taken from the BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary XML (SKOS)

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